Why Gulzar had to cut short his Pakistan visit
Ever since Gulzar cut short his visit to Pakistan and returned home, there has been speculation about the reasons for his sudden departure from Lahore
But director-composer Vishal Bhardwaj who accompanied him says, “We went to Lahore to record a song for Dedh Ishqiya. Gulzarsaab visited the grave of his mentor, eminent poet Ahmed Nadeem Qasimi, after that he visited his birthplace Dina in Pakistan after 70 years.
He was emotionally overwhelmed. He felt uncomfortable after reaching his hotel. So we cancelled his recording and decided to return. There is nothing political about it. We plan to visit Pakistan again for the recording as soon as Gulzarsaab feels better.”